George Afriyie has been named the Vice President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) following the meeting of the Executive Committee on Thursday. President of the GFA, Kwesi Nyantakyi, named Afriyie as the vice president for a four-year term in office. He takes over from Fred Crentsil.
This follows the first meeting of the newly-formed Executive Committee to discuss the direction of Ghana football for the coming years.
Afriyie, 45, was named by the GFA president in the accordance to Article 30.3 of the First Amendment of the GFA Statutes passed by Congress on December 30, 2014 which states that: “At the maiden meeting of the Executive Committee, the President shall appoint from the membership of the Executive, the Vice President of the GFA and three other members who shall together with the President form the five (5) members of the Emergency Committee.”
The newly-named GFA vice president has vast experience in football administration in Ghana after serving in various leadership positions with several clubs in the country including Swedru All Blacks, Accra Great Olympics and Liberty Professionals.
He has also worked with the various national teams in leadership positions.
Afriyie, who is the current chairman of the Black Stars management committee, served on various management committees of the national teams.
He served as the management committee chairman for the Black Meteors and Black Satellites as well as working on the Premier League Board and the Division One League Board.
He is a current member of the CAF Marketing and TV Rights Committee.
Meanwhile, Eddy Doku, Nanabanyin Benjamin Eyison and Kweku Eyiah have been named to serve on the Emergency Committee. They will join Kwesi Nyantakyi and George Afriyie to serve on the five-man body.